December 5, 2018
“The REAL St. Nicholas” at http://srmarymichael.wordpress.com
In Christ’s Love,
Sister Mary Michael, C.K.
HOLIDAY DRIVES A heartfelt THANK YOU to all families who participated in our Holiday Drives. Many families will benefit from your generosity. May God’s blessing be upon you.
ST. NICHOLAS DAY Tomorrow, Thurs. December 6, students are asked to bring an extra shoe to school so that St. Nicholas can leave them a treat.
LUNCH MENU CHANGE Due to a funeral here at St. Peter tomorrow, the lunch menu will be as follows: Taco Crunch, Fritos, fruit cup, cookie and milk. Salads will not be available.
CHRISTMAS TEACHER GIFT FUND Please consider a gift for our faculty/staff, either online or sent to the office. We are at $6,500 this year last year we ended at $11,100. The last day to give to the fund is Friday, December 14. Please make checks out to “St. Peter School SFA”, your generosity is greatly appreciated. This gift to teachers is instead of a small personal gift to them.
ST. NICK is also coming to St. Peter’s on Sunday, December 9, following the 8:00am and 9:30am Masses! Come and enjoy a cinnamon roll and hot chocolate with St Nick in Bishop Vasa Hall.
Scrip News The Holiday Scrip Contest is in the final stretch! Our goal for Weeks 4-5 (Dec. 3-16) is $60,000. The goal is bigger, and so is the reward! If we reach that goal, students will get to wear silly socks, an accessory, jeans/sweats, and a red, white or green top to school on Friday, December 21. Scrip sales from November 26-December 2 were $16,030 with a profit of $658.
E-Scrip is sent home on the 1st and 16th of the month. To sign up or make changes to your order, please contact Scrip Coordinator Bridget Paseka at 402-480-5463or email@example.com
Scrip Volunteers for December 8/9 Masses: 4:00pm Peggy Reisher, 8:00am Susan Scott, 9:30am Libby Tomes, 11:00am April Lieb. Thank you.
We made our first goal of the year, but were $3000 short of our goal for last week.
REMINDER Federal guidelines do NOT allow the School Lunch Program to operate on credit. If your account is overdrawn your payment is due before the next day’s lunch time. To manage your account more efficiently go to www.myschoolbucks.com and sign-up today. The system is easy. Just follow the instructions. If you need assistance please call the parent support line at 1-855-832-5226. If you choose not to participate please check the backpack of your youngest student each Wednesday for a statement. Please do not allow your School Lunch Account to become or remain overdrawn. Your cooperation is sincerely appreciated. Thank you.
DINE AT VALENTINO’S at the 27th and Pine Lake location on Wed., Dec. 12 from 11:00am to 10:00pm and St. Peter’s will receive 10% back! You must mention “St. Peter” when you order (dine in only). Click on Valentino’s for flyer. Thank you for supporting our school.
ST. PETER’S BOOK FAIR We hope to see everyone on Fri., December 14 at Barnes & Noble South Pointe for the annual Book Fair. It will be all day from 9:00am-9:00pm and a great time to buy Christmas presents. There will be teacher wish lists to choose from. If you use Barnes & Noble Scrip for your purchases, you will be helping our school out twice. You must mention “St. Peter” to the cashier. All purchases count toward the bottom line. The more purchases made (gifts, food, music, etc., everything counts), the higher the percentage our school gets back! If you prefer to shop online, please go to https://www.barnesandnoble.com/ Upon check-out, please use our school’s Book Fair #12478806 and the 12/14/18 Book Fair date. Online purchases are from Dec. 14-19. Thank you for supporting our school library.
PARENTS NIGHT OUT will be Friday, December 14, 6-8:30pm for kids ages 6 months to 5th grade. Games, movies, and crafts for the kids Click on Parents Night Out for details. Important Note: When bringing snacks for your child(ren), all snacks need to be peanut-free. Questions? Contact Mrs. Gordon at firstname.lastname@example.org Sponsored by St. Peter School Student Council.
YEARBOOK ORDERS Last chance to order your 2018-2019 Yearbooks. If you did not order one with your fees in April, please click on Yearbook and complete the order form. Deadline is Dec. 14. If you are not sure if you previously ordered a book, please call or email email@example.com
“BE HEALED” SESSIONS will be offered at St. Peter starting the week of January 14. Each week the groups will go through a chapter of Dr. Bob Schuchts’ book, “Be Healed”. Please sign up for these small group sessions after all Masses on December 15-16. You may choose a daytime or evening session. Books will be available for purchase for $13.50 (list price of $ 16.95). For additional information, please call Sue Ray in the Parish Office at 423-1239.
ADVENT BLESSING Prepare the way for the Christ Child to come into your hearts this Christmas! Join Bishop Conley on Sat. December 15 at 10am at the Cathedral for a special time of family prayer before Christmas, and receive a blessing upon your family and the baby Jesus from your manger scene. In these hectic days before Christmas, we gather for a very kid-friendly Advent Liturgy to quiet our hearts, hear from our shepherd, and receive his blessing. The short liturgy will be followed by a festive cookie reception. Don't forget to bring your gifts of "swaddling clothes" to donate to Birthright for babies in need (new or gently used baby clothes, blankets, lotion, soap, and diaper creams are especially needed). Questions? Contact Emily Villa at 402-432-9814.
CHRISTMAS MUSICAL – GRADES 1-6 will be on Dec. 18 at 7:00pm (one evening performance only). A dress rehearsal will be at 1:30pm, but keep in mind it is a rehearsal. For the evening performance, boys should wear nice slacks and a dressy shirt; and no jeans, wind pants or T-shirts, please. Girls need to wear a knee-length or longer dress. Girls should not wear sleeveless/spaghetti straps unless worn with a sweater or jacket over them.
CHRISTMAS noon dismissal and no Extended Day on Fri., December 21 due to the Christmas break.
PIUS APPAREL The Pius X Booster Club has opened an apparel website with items available 24 hours per day and 7 days per week. Hundreds of fully customizable items are available in all price ranges. Click on Apparel to start shopping! Be sure and include some Bolt apparel for the Thunderbolt (or future Thunderbolt) on your Christmas list.
BAND CONCERT St. Peter’s band students in grades 5-8 will perform a Winter Concert on Sunday, January 20 at 1:30pm in the Pius X gym. Band parents, the rehearsal for the concert will be Sat. January 19 at Pius. The 5th grade will rehearse from 2:00-2:45pm, and the 6-7-8th grade band will rehearse from 2:45-3:30pm. The Spring Concert will be Wednesday, May 1 at 7:00pm in the Pius High School gym. The rehearsal will be at Pius in the gym on Tuesday, April 30 from 7-7:45pm for 5th graders, and from 7:45-8:30pm for 6-7-8th graders. Band students are to wear their school uniform for the concerts.
THUNDERBOLT Wrestling Club starts its season Monday, Dec 10, in the Pius X wrestling room from 6:30-7:30pm for all boys in grades K-8. The first four practices are free, so come join us or join us in January! All skill levels are welcome. For more information and schedule, go to www.thunderboltwrestling.info or contact Marg Bohy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 402-770-4432.
THUNDERETTE Dance Camp will be Sat., Jan. 12, from 9:00-12:00 noon for students in grades PK-6. Join the Thunderettes to learn a complete half-time dance, with a same-day performance at the 4:45pm Pius boys basketball game. Detailed flyer and registration form is available in the school office. Call or email email@example.com for a copy.
PROSPECTIVE KINDERGARTENERS If you have a child who will be ready for Kindergarten in the Fall of 2019 who is not yet signed up, please call the school office at 402-421-6299 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or an application/registration form; for an application. Your child must be 5 years old by July 31, 2019. We would be glad to arrange a tour for any family or parent who would like to see the blessings our school has to offer, regardless of your child’s age.
PRE-SCHOOL We have an advanced signup process for Preschool. We realize finding quality preschool and care for your little ones requires advanced planning. We have made provision for you to sign your little ones up well in advance, see the office staff for details or email email@example.com Your child must be 4 years old by July 31, 2019 to attend our pre-Kindergarten preschool program.
CONTINUE CLIPPING and saving Boxtops labels and Best Choice UPCs for school. Thank you!
HOUSE FOR SALE 6301 S. 44th Street is for sale by owner! Just down the street from St. Peter’s, this 3 bedroom 3.75 bath two story home is in a great neighborhood. It features a beautifully landscaped front and back yard, open concept main floor with updated kitchen, beautifully updated master suite and lots of storage space. The finished basement includes an entertainment area with wet bar, storage room, large non-conforming bedroom and 3/4 bath. Roof, siding and garage door new in summer of 2016. Windows replaced 7 years ago and all new custom window treatments. Just minutes from the grocery store, lots of shopping and restaurants! Check out Zillow.com for more details and pictures. Open house this Saturday, December 8 from 2-4:00pm. Call 402-304-6963 to schedule a viewing today. ---Paid Adv.
BOYS BASKETBALL SCHEDULE
December 10 @ St. Peter
5:45 St. Peter Black vs. College View Academy (7)
6:45 St. Peter Maroon vs. St. Teresa (7)
7:45 St. Peter Maroon vs. NAM (8)
December 11 @ St. Joseph
7:45 St. Joseph vs. St. Peter Black (8)